Workshops with Denise Hopkins

FY Intensive
with Denise Hopkins

Thursday June 28th
9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Back Strengthening & Healing
Base Rate $19.50 / Sustaining Rate $30 / Benefactor Rate $36

Back Strengthening & Healing

Our spine, back and neck muscles can sometimes feel like a reflection of our life- over worked, over burdened, and fragile. When pain in the body manifests and sticks around, it’s common to become frustrated and feel victimized. In order to heal our pain, we must begin to change our attitude and take a nurturing approach towards these areas that are crying for attention. Our breath is our #1 line of support. Learning to breathe into pained places, changes the patterns of constriction and hardening into patterns of spaciousness and freedom. Layer by layer the shielding dissipates making way for stuck tension and emotions to move.

denise hopkins In this intensive class you will:
*Practice using your breath to bring feeling into numb areas of your back
*Learn tools to traction out your spine
*Learn strengthening moves for the upper back, middle back and low back
*Build a stronger connection to your pelvis, legs and feet (the foundation below your spine)
*Do lots and lots of abdominal work

All levels welcome. Modifications given for injuries and limitations.

About Denise Hopkins

Denise Hopkins, E-RYT 500, Forrest Yoga Guardian, began her yoga journey after working for 13 years in the NYC fashion industry. Yoga became her saving grace to the competitive nature of the business. After searching for a teacher training in the city, she decided to take the Forrest Yoga training based on gut instinct. It was life changing. She completed her training with founder Ana Forrest in 2005 and currently assists Ana nationally at workshops and teacher trainings.

Through FY, Denise learned the skills she needed to let go of old behavior patterns which set her up for being “walked on”. She found an inner strength which birthed new confidence, passion, and lots of feeling. In 2010 Denise partnered up with Kate Lubensky to create Yoga for Breast Cancer, a DVD created to address the needs of breast cancer battlers and survivors. It was so well received that they recently produced two more DVD’s entitled Gentle Yoga for Cancer and Yoga for Heart Health.

Denise draws from her strong sense of intuition and passion for hands-on healing. She has a knack for reading the energy of students and responding to what they need. Denise’s way of instructing is direct, clear, and inspiring. It is her desire that every student feels seen and understood. She also incorporates her work with Cranial Sacral Therapy into her hands-on assists and private sessions.

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